Cape Town – The hashtag being promoted by the ANC as part of its 105th birthday celebrations this weekend has not exactly turned out as planned.
The ANC called on supporters to use the hashtag #WeAreANC and add a twibbon to their social media accounts, which some loyally did.
— Buti Manamela (@ButiManamela) January 3, 2017
— SIPHO MKWANAZI (@husslej) January 3, 2017
But many tweeps had other ideas, with some posting some hard-hitting comments.
— Sphamandla Mkhize (@MandlaMkhize) January 2, 2017
We sent the police to kill people in Marikana for demanding decent salaries because we are stooges of white monopoly capital #WeAreANC
— Kgaugelo KG Moxwale (@MotiveKG) January 3, 2017
— Illuminati (@TsipaA) January 3, 2017
#WeAreANC , we should not be celebrating 105 years anniversary, rather reflect and strategize on a way to get SA back on track
— VUYELWA (@_vuyelwa_) January 3, 2017
We do not hold our leaders accountable. We do not care for the poor and we most definitely do not believe in competence ???
— Sakhile Bryan Mngadi (@sakzonM) January 2, 2017
Others went for more light-hearted digs at the ruling party.
Liquor laws relaxed for ANC birthday bash. We have to be drunk to celebrate the ANC? #WeAreANC
— Danny Wimpey (@DannyWimpey1) January 3, 2017
#WeAreANC we are patrons of Saxonwold Shebeen!
— Jolo (@Jolo1273) January 3, 2017
Thousands of people are expected to flock to Gauteng to celebrate the 105th anniversary of the founding of the ANC, with the main event scheduled to take place on Sunday at the Orlando Stadium in Soweto.
– Sourced from IOL